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Latitude: 52.6567 / 52°39'24"N
Longitude: -2.2993 / 2°17'57"W
OS Eastings: 379848
OS Northings: 306598
OS Grid: SJ798065
Mapcode National: GBR 073.FHK
Mapcode Global: WH9DC.NH84
Entry Name: Convent Lodge
Listing Date: 26 May 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1053610
English Heritage Legacy ID: 255314
Location: Tong, Shropshire, TF11
Civil Parish: Tong
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Tong St Bartholomew
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ 70 NE TONG C.P. NEWPORT ROAD
6/37 Convent Lodge
Entrance Lodge. Circa 1765, probably by 'Capability' Brown, with early
C19 alterations and additions. Squared and coursed sandstone with C20
felt roof. Gothick style; square plan with later additions to South.
2 storeys. Plinth, end pilaster strips with recessed Latin crosses,
string courses, coped parapet, and end stack to right. Large blocked
central 2 storey pointed arch and inserted ground floor segmental headed
2-light casement with boarded shutters. End elevations with 2 tiers of
recessed rectangular panels; right-hand elevation with inserted first
floor segmental headed open and ground floor boarded door with pointed-
arched tympanum. Early C19 ground floor lean-to to rear with stepped
parapet; raised St. Andrew's cross patterning and carved shield to
East. Former Lodge to Tong Castle (qv. Remains of Tong Castle). The
early C19 alterations probably date from the time of George Durant the
younger (d.1844) (qv. Wall with pulpit to East of Convent Lodge, North
gates with flanking walls to Tong Castle). N. Pevsner, B.O.E. Shropshire,
p.304; G. Griffith, History of Tong and Boscobel, 1894, pp. 89-92 and
pp. 154-61; D. H. Robinson, The Wandering Worfe, Waine Research
Publications, 1980, pp. 56-7.
Listing NGR: SJ7984806597
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